3 weeks Paire removed from US Open after Covid-19 positive revealed Manilatimes |Sports
NEW YORK: France’s Benoit Paire was removed from the US Open men’s draw on Sunday (Monday in Manila) after the Grand Slam tournament announced an unidentified player had been withdrawn after testing positive for Covid-19. Paire’s name was removed from the US Open website’s official draw and replaced with that of 149th-ranked Spaniard Marcel Granollers, who is set to face Poland’s 108th-ranked Kamil Majchrzak in a first-round match next week. French sports daily L’Equipe had earlier reported that world number 22 Paire had tested positive for coronavirus in New York. The US Tennis Association said the asymptomatic player has been ... more